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Mission Visual

Orange County And Southern California , CA

LOCATION

Orange County and Southern California, CA US 92808 (map)

PHONE

877-892-8701

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ABOUT US

When we started filming weddings, video was a curiosity, and oftentimes a luxury. Now, video is an established must-have for the bride that truly honors her own memories, and those of... Read more
When we started filming weddings, video was a curiosity, and oftentimes a luxury. Now, video is an established must-have for the bride that truly honors her own memories, and those of her family old and new. We went to film school. We have insurance. We have won awards. 2008-2010 Videographer of the Year by The Knot Best of Weddings Magazine. 2009-2011 Brides Choice Award at WeddingWire. And yet, we still just love a good party, a funny moment, and a toast that brings people together.

If you have ever thought that you just can’t afford to have a wedding film, we will be the first to tell you that you can’t afford NOT to have one.

In the future, just ask the five year old who wasn’t there.

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INFO FOR VIDEOGRAPHY

What primary style do you identify with?
Cinematic, Documentary, Short Form
What do your packages include?
8mm Movie Film, Ceremony, DVD of Raw Footage, Edited Video, High Definition Video, Invitation DVD, Montage - Childhood / Dating, Montage - Music Dubbed Over, Montage - Wedding Highlights, Multiple Cameras, Multiple Videographers, Online Highlight Films, Pre-Ceremony, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Same Day Edit Video
What formats can the final video be in?
Blu-Ray, DVD
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Janet
Wedding:
6/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We loved working with Mike and his team! They did an amazing job with our video. It turned out better than we ever thought it could have. It was worth every penny and will recommend them to all of our family and friends.
We loved working with Mike and his team! They did an amazing job with our video. It turned out better than we ever thought Read more...
We loved working with Mike and his team! They did an amazing job with our video. It turned out better than we ever thought it could have. It was worth every penny and will recommend them to all of our family and friends. Read less
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Alana
Wedding:
5/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Mike McCaleb is easy to work with, you don't even know he is there, great price, and very flexible. Highly recommend.
Mike McCaleb is easy to work with, you don't even know he is there, great price, and very flexible. Highly recommend.
Mike McCaleb is easy to work with, you don't even know he is there, great price, and very flexible. Highly recommend. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
We LOVE Mission Visual!! My wife had pretty much had her heart set on booking Mission Visual. Once I met Mike for our meet and greet, I could understand why she was so determined to book him. Mike is genuinely passionate about his work and is incredibly talented!! On the day of the event he and his assistant (Solomon) instantly made both families and close friends feel comfortable with their presence. For the most part we barely noticed them, which was nice, because some of the weddings I have attended it was like the paparazzi were following the wedding party and getting in the way of the guests. Selecting a videographer is an important decision and our experience during the wedding was great, however, anyone can film an event the editing is where Mission Visual really shined for us. He was able to capture our love story and create a video that we will share with many generations to come.
We LOVE Mission Visual!! My wife had pretty much had her heart set on booking Mission Visual. Once I met Mike for our meet Read more...
We LOVE Mission Visual!! My wife had pretty much had her heart set on booking Mission Visual. Once I met Mike for our meet and greet, I could understand why she was so determined to book him. Mike is genuinely passionate about his work and is incredibly talented!! On the day of the event he and his assistant (Solomon) instantly made both families and close friends feel comfortable with their presence. For the most part we barely noticed them, which was nice, because some of the weddings I have attended it was like the paparazzi were following the wedding party and getting in the way of the guests. Selecting a videographer is an important decision and our experience during the wedding was great, however, anyone can film an event the editing is where Mission Visual really shined for us. He was able to capture our love story and create a video that we will share with many generations to come. Read less
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stephanie
Wedding:
4/21/2012
5.0/5.0
Mike made our wedding day so special. I can’t even begin to count how many compliments we got on our Love Story that played at our reception. Your making of our Love Story really made our reception so much better than it ever would have been. I remember after the ceremony was done and getting ready for the reception, I was thinking to myself how excited I was to have our Love Story play for everyone to see, it really gave me something to look forward to on our big day. You made people laugh and cry, it was seriously so well done, and we are SO happy we did it. It is such a special thing to have forever for us to watch in the years to come.
Everyone just kept saying also how great Mike was and how comfortable they were with him at the wedding and that means a lot to us, so thank you! It’s so important to be comfortable with your videographer because it will show in your video if you’re not. Mike was SO great to work with and he makes you feel comfortable right away!!
Mike made our wedding day so special. I can’t even begin to count how many compliments we got on our Love Story that Read more...
Mike made our wedding day so special. I can’t even begin to count how many compliments we got on our Love Story that played at our reception. Your making of our Love Story really made our reception so much better than it ever would have been. I remember after the ceremony was done and getting ready for the reception, I was thinking to myself how excited I was to have our Love Story play for everyone to see, it really gave me something to look forward to on our big day. You made people laugh and cry, it was seriously so well done, and we are SO happy we did it. It is such a special thing to have forever for us to watch in the years to come.
Everyone just kept saying also how great Mike was and how comfortable they were with him at the wedding and that means a lot to us, so thank you! It’s so important to be comfortable with your videographer because it will show in your video if you’re not. Mike was SO great to work with and he makes you feel comfortable right away!! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
9/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike and the MV team conspired with my fiance to trick me into believing that they were filming me for a reality TV show, when in fact they were there to capture my engagement on film! The fantastic thing about having Mike there that day was that when my memorable event was over, I could take those special moments with me--and syndicate my story all over the world via the internet, and also will be able to re-tell exactly how it happened to my children and grandchildren. Mike's creative and elegant video story of my surprise engagement is now one of my most valued treasures. Consider MV for your videography :)
Mike and the MV team conspired with my fiance to trick me into believing that they were filming me for a reality TV show, Read more...
Mike and the MV team conspired with my fiance to trick me into believing that they were filming me for a reality TV show, when in fact they were there to capture my engagement on film! The fantastic thing about having Mike there that day was that when my memorable event was over, I could take those special moments with me--and syndicate my story all over the world via the internet, and also will be able to re-tell exactly how it happened to my children and grandchildren. Mike's creative and elegant video story of my surprise engagement is now one of my most valued treasures. Consider MV for your videography :) Read less
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dsapp4212011
Wedding:
4/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Mike was a wonderful videographer for our wedding on the Queen Mary! He worked so well with our photographer and was professional the entire time; from the moment we first met to the day we recieved our video! We were so excited to see our video and were not disappointed! The video is something we will treasure forever. I am so glad we have this treasured memory, which originally we did not want to pay the extra expence-but so glad we did! No need to keep looking this is the videographer to use!
Mike was a wonderful videographer for our wedding on the Queen Mary! He worked so well with our photographer and was Read more...
Mike was a wonderful videographer for our wedding on the Queen Mary! He worked so well with our photographer and was professional the entire time; from the moment we first met to the day we recieved our video! We were so excited to see our video and were not disappointed! The video is something we will treasure forever. I am so glad we have this treasured memory, which originally we did not want to pay the extra expence-but so glad we did! No need to keep looking this is the videographer to use! Read less
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Mrs. White
Wedding:
10/24/2010
4.6/5.0
This company was really AMAZING! We loved the DVDs we got after the wedding! :) Truly professional and caught everything!! :)
This company was really AMAZING! We loved the DVDs we got after the wedding! :) Truly professional and caught everything!! Read more...
This company was really AMAZING! We loved the DVDs we got after the wedding! :) Truly professional and caught everything!! :) Read less
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cynthiarae25
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
To be perfectly honest, having Mike from Mission Visual shoot my wedding was one of the best decisions I made. He couldn't be more professional, kind or talented.
It's been six months and we're still getting compliments on the wedding... Even more so now because I just sent a link to a clip of the whole video. He captured everything about that day that was important and was able to showcase it in a way where as you watch it, you feel like you're there again. Unbelievable!
To be perfectly honest, having Mike from Mission Visual shoot my wedding was one of the best decisions I made. He couldn't Read more...
To be perfectly honest, having Mike from Mission Visual shoot my wedding was one of the best decisions I made. He couldn't be more professional, kind or talented.
It's been six months and we're still getting compliments on the wedding... Even more so now because I just sent a link to a clip of the whole video. He captured everything about that day that was important and was able to showcase it in a way where as you watch it, you feel like you're there again. Unbelievable! Read less
Services Used: Videography
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marlope508
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Mike McCaleb is the Best-est!
Mike McCaleb is the Best-est!
Mike McCaleb is the Best-est! Read less
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nataliebeth
Wedding:
7/18/2010
5.0/5.0
Mike was wonderful! He was so friendly and worked really well with the photographer!
Mike was wonderful! He was so friendly and worked really well with the photographer!
Mike was wonderful! He was so friendly and worked really well with the photographer! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Mike recorded our wedding on 5/8/10. He was absolutely amazing! He befriended everyone he met, he really made my bridal party & family at ease. Our receiption was at the Mission Inn, Riverside, CA. We were hiking up and down stairs for a while taking pics. Mike even had his assistant deliver us 2 Corona's when I mentioned I was a bit parched. LOVE HIM!

I recommend Mission Visual 100x's over.

Christina
Mike recorded our wedding on 5/8/10. He was absolutely amazing! He befriended everyone he met, he really made my bridal Read more...
Mike recorded our wedding on 5/8/10. He was absolutely amazing! He befriended everyone he met, he really made my bridal party & family at ease. Our receiption was at the Mission Inn, Riverside, CA. We were hiking up and down stairs for a while taking pics. Mike even had his assistant deliver us 2 Corona's when I mentioned I was a bit parched. LOVE HIM!

I recommend Mission Visual 100x's over.

Christina Read less
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Ina Cover
Wedding:
10/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Mission Visual is awesome! Their prices are reasonable and you get high quality work. We worked closely with Mike who put together a video montage to show at our ceremony. It was a timely collaboration of home video clips of my husband and I growing up, and it was deeply moving. Mike is very nice and fun to work with. He filmed our entire ceremony and reception and made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera. It is worth the money for a great videographer, one who can capture all the details and precious moments of your most special day in a high-quality, beautiful fashion. He really does care about each couple he works for.
Mission Visual is awesome! Their prices are reasonable and you get high quality work. We worked closely with Mike who put Read more...
Mission Visual is awesome! Their prices are reasonable and you get high quality work. We worked closely with Mike who put together a video montage to show at our ceremony. It was a timely collaboration of home video clips of my husband and I growing up, and it was deeply moving. Mike is very nice and fun to work with. He filmed our entire ceremony and reception and made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera. It is worth the money for a great videographer, one who can capture all the details and precious moments of your most special day in a high-quality, beautiful fashion. He really does care about each couple he works for. Read less
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lacielou
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Mike worked extremely well with our Photographer Stephanie Kennedy (Jim Kennedy Photographers)! He was extremely nice and we can't wait to see the final product!!
Mike worked extremely well with our Photographer Stephanie Kennedy (Jim Kennedy Photographers)! He was extremely nice and Read more...
Mike worked extremely well with our Photographer Stephanie Kennedy (Jim Kennedy Photographers)! He was extremely nice and we can't wait to see the final product!! Read less
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mirz
Wedding:
10/25/2008
0.0/5.0
I really don't understand how so many great ratings ended up on here. My guess is that they aren't real. We had a terrible experience with Mission Visual. The day of our wedding it wasn't Mike who showed up, it was two guys who looked like they were 19 years old. This really annoyed me because we went to meet with him and he had told us he'd be there on our day.

They had brought some lower end video cameras with them that did not produce great quality video. When we got the video back we weren't happy at all. The editing was terrible. One of the most annoying parts was that the camera guys kept zooming in on a couple of my female friends who were the most attractive girls at the wedding (except for my wife of course). You can tell that they were using their camera to get a good look at some of the girls 'assets'. Another annoying part is that we had rehearsed a choreographed dance and told them ahead of time about it. They of course weren't prepared and messed up getting it on video. There were a lot of other issues and it was poorly filmed and edited in general. I asked Mike for the raw footage so that I could get it edited somewhere else and he said he would give it to me for $300. I wasn't happy about that and he inferred that I was going to give him a bad review and he thought he would threaten to sue me to make sure I didn't. In his words "if you want to leave a negative, libelous account on WeddingWire or any of the other services, then I will not hesitate to come after you with my attorney." To be very clear, I didn't make any mention of leaving a bad review. This guy actually pulls the trigger on law suit threats at the first sign of an unhappy customer. This blew my mind.

Ultimately we were luck enough to hire an amazing wedding photographer who captured all the important moments. We are stuck with an amateur wedding video. I would avoid these guys. I'm sure there is a lot of options in so-cal.
I really don't understand how so many great ratings ended up on here. My guess is that they aren't real. We had a terrible Read more...
I really don't understand how so many great ratings ended up on here. My guess is that they aren't real. We had a terrible experience with Mission Visual. The day of our wedding it wasn't Mike who showed up, it was two guys who looked like they were 19 years old. This really annoyed me because we went to meet with him and he had told us he'd be there on our day.

They had brought some lower end video cameras with them that did not produce great quality video. When we got the video back we weren't happy at all. The editing was terrible. One of the most annoying parts was that the camera guys kept zooming in on a couple of my female friends who were the most attractive girls at the wedding (except for my wife of course). You can tell that they were using their camera to get a good look at some of the girls 'assets'. Another annoying part is that we had rehearsed a choreographed dance and told them ahead of time about it. They of course weren't prepared and messed up getting it on video. There were a lot of other issues and it was poorly filmed and edited in general. I asked Mike for the raw footage so that I could get it edited somewhere else and he said he would give it to me for $300. I wasn't happy about that and he inferred that I was going to give him a bad review and he thought he would threaten to sue me to make sure I didn't. In his words "if you want to leave a negative, libelous account on WeddingWire or any of the other services, then I will not hesitate to come after you with my attorney." To be very clear, I didn't make any mention of leaving a bad review. This guy actually pulls the trigger on law suit threats at the first sign of an unhappy customer. This blew my mind.

Ultimately we were luck enough to hire an amazing wedding photographer who captured all the important moments. We are stuck with an amateur wedding video. I would avoid these guys. I'm sure there is a lot of options in so-cal. Read less
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Mission Visual responded with the following comments:

This client tried to cancel our services two days before his wedding. He was angry because our contract has a cancellation clause, as do most professional wedding vendors. The two cinematographers had filmed weddings multiple times at the venue, and were both with our company for over a year at the time. Both were over 23 years old. One of them is now my partner. The client was told that because we are the only vendor on the list at his venue, we do multiple weddings each day, and that it would be one of our team at his wedding. We were paid to film people on the dance floor. We also delivered a complimentary re-edit for the client, even though their basic package did not include one. As for our reviews, we stand by the words of our previous clients, and will happily refer anyone directly to them for a recommendation. Since this client never even bothered to review his other vendors, we don't take much stock in this one.
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michael
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
we loved the technique that mission visual used to capture many different occassions. we really took a look @ their work online. no cheesy screen changes. gorgeous filming
we loved the technique that mission visual used to capture many different occassions. we really took a look @ their work Read more...
we loved the technique that mission visual used to capture many different occassions. we really took a look @ their work online. no cheesy screen changes. gorgeous filming Read less
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golfnbride
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
Mike was/is great. He was very accomodating in working with our hotel staff to ensure his/our AV needs were perfect.
We taped a love story which was played at our reception. It was a huge success.
We can't wait to see the wedding day video.
Some guests did not know he was taping the reception. He blended into the festivities.
Mike was/is great. He was very accomodating in working with our hotel staff to ensure his/our AV needs were perfect.
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Mike was/is great. He was very accomodating in working with our hotel staff to ensure his/our AV needs were perfect.
We taped a love story which was played at our reception. It was a huge success.
We can't wait to see the wedding day video.
Some guests did not know he was taping the reception. He blended into the festivities. Read less
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ashhonez
Wedding:
5/31/2008
5.0/5.0
Videographer was great to work with- very responsive to emails and phone calls. Flexible with contract.
He does a 1st draft of the editing and sends it to you for approval. You can tell him any changes you want and then he sends you a final edit.
The footage he shot is amazing- focus, color; and the editing is also very creative- natural, b&w, transitions, intermingling themes (if you have one for your wedding)
We were VERY happy with him and his services! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! ^_^

If cost seems high for your budget (this is an average cost for videographers), I want to advise to go ahead and splurge a bit on videographer and also photographer. These are the 2 things that will be looked at over and over long after the wedding event itself. Anything else that can be cut on should be, if it means that you assure quality companies for videography and photography!!
Videographer was great to work with- very responsive to emails and phone calls. Flexible with contract.
He does a 1st Read more...
Videographer was great to work with- very responsive to emails and phone calls. Flexible with contract.
He does a 1st draft of the editing and sends it to you for approval. You can tell him any changes you want and then he sends you a final edit.
The footage he shot is amazing- focus, color; and the editing is also very creative- natural, b&w, transitions, intermingling themes (if you have one for your wedding)
We were VERY happy with him and his services! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! ^_^

If cost seems high for your budget (this is an average cost for videographers), I want to advise to go ahead and splurge a bit on videographer and also photographer. These are the 2 things that will be looked at over and over long after the wedding event itself. Anything else that can be cut on should be, if it means that you assure quality companies for videography and photography!! Read less
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andbabymakes3
Wedding:
5/17/2008
5.0/5.0
Other than marrying my best friend, the absolute best decision I made in regard to planning my wedding was to hire Mike and Mission Visual. I was so impressed by his work I decided to fly him up to Northern CA, and though family and friends thought I was crazy when they saw the final video they understood. Mike was friendly, genuine, prompt, professional, warm, and very funny. A few members of the wedding party commented they felt they had known him for years. Add to that the fact that I have an incredible video that captured every moment, every emotion, every detail that I pain-stakingly planned all set to music with incredible editing work. And we got it back so fast!! I was amazed! We also had Mission Visual put together our photo montage that was shown at the reception and everyone was laughing through tears it was incredible. My husband and I have decided to renew our wedding vows to celebrate our ten year anniversary and we WILL be thrilled to work with Mission Visual again.
Other than marrying my best friend, the absolute best decision I made in regard to planning my wedding was to hire Mike Read more...
Other than marrying my best friend, the absolute best decision I made in regard to planning my wedding was to hire Mike and Mission Visual. I was so impressed by his work I decided to fly him up to Northern CA, and though family and friends thought I was crazy when they saw the final video they understood. Mike was friendly, genuine, prompt, professional, warm, and very funny. A few members of the wedding party commented they felt they had known him for years. Add to that the fact that I have an incredible video that captured every moment, every emotion, every detail that I pain-stakingly planned all set to music with incredible editing work. And we got it back so fast!! I was amazed! We also had Mission Visual put together our photo montage that was shown at the reception and everyone was laughing through tears it was incredible. My husband and I have decided to renew our wedding vows to celebrate our ten year anniversary and we WILL be thrilled to work with Mission Visual again. Read less
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Vadim
Wedding:
5/27/2007
4.9/5.0
Our videographer was Michael Mccaleb. His day-of-service and final video was exactly what you wanted. He works hand-in-hand with the photographer (for us he was a great teammate with Michael Ray of House of Photography). Does not get into the other guy's shots but gets all the good shots. Even though we got just 1 guy, he set up a second camera for the ceremony and ran one on his own as well. He took care of all the standard interviews and "money" shots of the scenery. The final video came out super fast (after we sent him our music selections) and it was just right.
Our videographer was Michael Mccaleb. His day-of-service and final video was exactly what you wanted. He works Read more...
Our videographer was Michael Mccaleb. His day-of-service and final video was exactly what you wanted. He works hand-in-hand with the photographer (for us he was a great teammate with Michael Ray of House of Photography). Does not get into the other guy's shots but gets all the good shots. Even though we got just 1 guy, he set up a second camera for the ceremony and ran one on his own as well. He took care of all the standard interviews and "money" shots of the scenery. The final video came out super fast (after we sent him our music selections) and it was just right. Read less
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